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    Alaska Weather Forecast – Feb. 18, 2017

    by KTVA Weather on Feb 18, 18:47

    Meteorologist Melissa Frey breaks down your weekend weather and explains what’s ahead the rest of the week. Follow the KTVA 11 Weather Team on Facebook and Twitter for the latest weather updates. Got a weather-related question or photo? Email weather@ktva.com.

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    Alaska Weather Forecast – Feb. 15, 2017

    by KTVA Weather on Feb 15, 21:11

    Meteorologist Carlos Faura has the latest on today’s weather conditions and what we can expect for the rest of the week. Follow KTVA 11’s Weather Team on Facebook and Twitter. Got a weather-related photo or story idea? Email the team at weather@ktva.com.

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    KTVA Weather Lab: Susitna Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Feb 14, 19:48

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Susitna Elementary School. The third-graders in Ms. Lothrop and Ms. Rachel’s classes are learning about meteorology and while I was there, they asked me how hail is made. Next week I’ll answer a weather question from Scenic Park Elementary School. Every Tuesday, Melissa Frey will take the KTVA Weather Lab to a […]

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    Alaska Weather Forecast – Feb. 14, 2017

    by KTVA Weather on Feb 14, 19:20

    Meteorologist Melissa Frey provides a current look at today’s weather conditions and what we can expect for the rest of the week.

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    Alaska Weather Forecast – Feb. 13, 2017

    by KTVA Weather on Feb 13, 19:05

    Meteorologist Melissa Frey provides a current look at today’s weather conditions and what we can expect for the rest of the week.

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    Warmer temperatures, mixed precipitation could lead to slippery roads this week

    by Rachael Penton on Feb 13, 12:10

    Southcentral Alaska residents can expect slippery road conditions over the next few days as warmer temperatures and several rounds of precipitation head into the area. Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula and the Matanuska Valley will begin to warm into the low-to-mid 30s Monday, which will lead to a wintry mix at times. Areas of snow, freezing rain […]

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    Snow continues Friday in Southcentral with cold snap expected this weekend

    by Rachael Penton on Feb 10, 9:11

    Drivers in Southcentral Alaska are in a for a snowy commute on Friday, with scattered snow showers expected to continue through the day and into the evening. Anchorage and the Matanuska Valley are forecast to see 1 to 3 inches of accumulation on Friday, with higher amounts on the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound. A […]

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    Weak and short La Nina fades away; climate shifts to neutral

    by Associated Press on Feb 09, 7:52

    WASHINGTON (AP) – La Nina, we hardly knew ye. U.S. weather forecasters said Thursday the cool flip side to the climate phenomenon El Nino has faded away. The La Nina episode lasted only four months and was among the weakest and shortest on record, coming on the heels of one of the strongest El Ninos, […]

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    Snow chances, cooler temperatures return to Southcentral for week’s end, with warming temperatures by next week

    by Rachael Penton on Feb 08, 12:46

    Changes are coming to the forecast, after a long streak of sunny days in southcentral Alaska. A series of weather systems will move into the area for the end of the week and the weekend, bringing a variety of weather conditions. First, a developing area of low pressure in the Gulf of Alaska will interact […]

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    KTVA Weather Lab: Bear Valley Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Feb 07, 19:38

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Bear Valley Elementary School. The third-graders in Mrs. Keene, Mrs. Brock and Mrs. Campbell’s classes are learning all about weather forecasting and while I was there, they asked me about the history of tornadoes in Alaska! Next week I’ll answer a weather question from Susitna Elementary School. Every Tuesday, Melissa […]

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    Winter storm hits Pacific Northwest, causes Alaska Airlines flight cancellations

    by Megan Edge on Feb 06, 6:32

    Last updated at 7:48 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6 More than 10,000 Alaska Airlines passengers traveling in the Pacific Northwest were affected by a winter storm that kicked off on Super Bowl Sunday, the company wrote in a blog post. “If you’re traveling from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport or Portland International Airport this morning, chances are your flight […]

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    KTVA Weather Lab: Chugiak Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Jan 31, 11:49

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Chugiak Elementary School, where the second- and third-graders in Mrs. Flagg’s class are learning all about what it means to be good weather observers. I also answered the KTVA Weather Lab Question of the Week: What is the difference between mostly cloudy and partly cloudy? Next week I’ll answer […]

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    Second snowiest January on record for Anchorage

    by Melissa Frey on Jan 29, 18:23

    The snow that fell across the Anchorage Bowl Friday night and Saturday added up to 6.2 inches officially at the National Weather Service office on the west side of town. This storm brought Anchorage’s snowfall total up to 31.7 inches for the month of January, which is 21.2 inches above normal. Over 50 inches has […]

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    KTVA Weather Lab: Chester Valley Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Jan 25, 11:37

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Chester Valley Elementary School, where the third-graders are learning all about how our place in the solar system impacts our weather. I also answered the KTVA Weather Lab Question of the Week: What causes streets to flood? Next week I’ll answer a weather question from Chugiak Elementary School. Every Tuesday, […]

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    Seward declares state of emergency after heavy snowfall

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 23, 13:16

    Heavy snowfall caused the City of Seward to declare a state of emergency Saturday, according to a letter written by Seward city manager Jim Hunt. In the document, dated Jan. 21, Hunt said city crews were managing roads “as well as it can” and noted that emergency service areas had been cleared. The letter also […]

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    13 inches of weekend snow boosts Anchorage into record books

    by Associated Press on Jan 23, 12:36

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Winter conditions more closely associated with Alaska have returned to the state’s largest city after two years of low snowfall totals. National Weather Service meteorologist Rebecca Duell says Anchorage has received 23.8 inches of snow so far in January. That’s the second highest total for the start of a calendar year […]

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    Records fall as snow accumulates across Southcentral

    by Melissa Frey on Jan 22, 13:40

    The latest round of snow across southcentral Alaska is setting new records. The snow started falling in Anchorage around 6 p.m. Friday and continued to fall through Saturday night. As of 9 p.m., 12 inches of snow had fallen at the National Weather Service office in west Anchorage, with more on the way. Most of […]

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    Dangerous avalanche conditions for southern, western Kenai Mountains

    by Melissa Frey on Jan 22, 10:30

    Dangerous avalanche conditions are expected Saturday evening through Monday in the southern and western portions of the Kenai Mountains. That includes areas like Summit Lake, Carter Lake, Lost Lake Snug Harbor and Bear Creek. The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center in Girdwood says the two to five feet of snow that fell on mountain […]

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    Snowfall in Southcentral creates hazardous driving conditions

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 21, 13:32

    Last updated at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 Several crashes were reported by Anchorage police during a snow storm that blanketed much of Southcentral Alaska, leading to safety advisories from city officials in Anchorage and elsewhere. “Locally heavy snowfall this morning producing hazardous travel conditions across portions of Southcentral Alaska this morning,” the National Weather […]

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    Temperatures drop to record levels, school canceled

    by Melissa Frey on Jan 18, 20:11

    As temperatures dropped Wednesday, new records were set in Alaska. Most of the Interior dropped to 50 to 60 below zero, including McGrath, which saw some of the coldest temperatures in five years. The official thermometer dropped to 53 degrees below zero, cold enough to cancel school. The principal of the school said 50 below […]